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secretary leon panetta warning today that hackers could launch an attack on the united states as the same destructive force as the attacks of 9/11. speaking to a group of executives on board the uss intrepid here in new york last night. secretary panetta says needs to do more to protect against the growing cyber threat. also revealed that hackers recently attacked saudi arabia's oil and gas company a virus called shamoon destructive assault has ever seen. >> it included a routine called wiper. coded to to self-execute. more than 30,000 computers that it infected were rendered useless. and had to be replaced. it virtually destroyed 30,000 computers. >> shepard: this isn't the first time secretary panetta has pushed against better protections from cyber attacks. the white house has been pushing for new legislation to fight the hackers. last month republicans blocked the effort that senator john john mccain described as, quote: red tape. jennifer griffin at her post at the pentagon tonight. why did defense secretary panetta wait until this moment, he believes this is a pre-9/11 moment when
in connection with that. it comes at the request of the u.s. that placed them on a watch list. leon panetta said there is a connection between the two and the attack but hasn't given any specifics. as questions mount over security at that consulate state department e-mails to cnn show a request for a plane from a different embassy in tripoli. jill dougherty has more. >> randi, this was an investigation from what's called a security support team. now, those are special forces, they are deployed all over the world in hot spots, very dangerous areas to protect u.s. diplomats. in this case, they were deployed at the u.s. embassy in tripoli, libya. now, they were asking the state department to continue to use a dc-3 plane. they say they wanted it to transport their personnel around the country and also for diplomatic business, but the state department turned them down. and the state department says by that time there were commercial flights available. so, there was no need to have this plane and there was no need, by the way, they are saying, to spend money on that plane, which is a factor. they also
official. leon panetta says we are facing the threat of a possible cyber pearl harbor, in which foreign computer hackers take control of the nation's power grid, transportation and financial network. as an example, panetta said a hostile group could derail a passenger train that's loaded with lethal chemicals. >>> investigators in colorado are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect in the kidnapping of jessica ridgeway. what is believed to be the little girl's body was discovered not far from where she disappeared just a week ago. positive identification has been made more difficult by the fact that parts of the body are missing. >>> and the first suit has now been filed in the deadly meningitis outbreak. a minnesota woman who may have gotten the tainted steroids is suing the drugmaker. the death toll has now risen to 14. and officials fear it could go even higher. there's now 170 confirmed cases. federal health experts are warning people who have gotten those shots that they should be on the lockout for symptoms over the next couple of months. >>> and some breaking news to r
. rebecca, anthony over to you guys. >> leon panetta says the u.s. is facing a threat equivalent to 9/11. it will be carried out by computer. he describes a cyber pearl harbor. david martin has the story. >> reporter: u.s. officials say a cyber attack against the world's largest oil producer has been traced to hackers inside iran. another volley in an increasingly high stakes war going on in cyber space. defense secretary panetta warns potential enemies are developing the capability to launch devastating attacks. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. an attack that would paralyze and shock the nation. and create a new profound sense of vulnerability. >> reporter: iran does not have that kind of capability yet. but u.s. officials say several recent cyber attacks have been traced to hackers inside iran. panetta stopped short of blaming iran but in a speech last night described the cyber attack which occurred two months ago. >> more than 30,000 computers that it infected were
is at higher risk of a cyber attack. defense secretary leon panetta said today an online attack could cause significant damage and he's urging lawmakers to pass cyber security legislation. no. 3, the fda is given the green light for a new autism trial study. they could use the blood from a child's own umbilical cord to help improve language and behavior in autistic children. even if results are positive, it could be a long time until the procedure is made available. no. 2, more trouble for american airlines, the airline cutting its flight schedule through the first half of november. it's all in response to an ongoing pilot dispute. the airline says pilots are calling in sick and there's very few engineers to handle the maintenance issues. american is cancelling about 31 flights a day and extending its reduced schedule from september and october. and no. 1, no surprise here, d.c. area drivers have the third worst commute in the country. tom-tom is behind the study. d.c. ranks behind los angeles and san francisco for road congestion. that is your fox 5 top five. >>> cold weather settling in t
secretary leon panetta says a thank you instead of criticism would be welcome for afghan president hamid karzai for the sacrifices american troops have made. his remark followed karzai's accusation that the u.s. isn't doing enough to fight terror in neighboring pakistan. relations between the u.s. and afghanistan have steadily been eroding in recent months. >>> other stories making headlines around the world now. first at the vet can where pope benedict's former butler was just sentenced to 18 months in prison for leaking confidential papers. paulo gabriel was convicted this morning of left. the book, based on his leaked papers, revealed possible corruption in the catholic church hierarchy. gabriel told the court he leaked the papers out of love for the church and didn't field like a thief. >>> and in india american football is the new sport hoping to gain pop logan airport. the new league is made of teams from india, pakistan and sri lanka. they have names like the delhi defenders. some former nfl stars like mike ditka are backing the project, and many coaches are actually americans. >>
? that was defense secretary leon panetta talking about cyber attacks linked to countries like china, russia and iran saying u.s. banks have already been hit and we need to defend our nation's networks before critical elements of our infrastructure are targeted. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live from the pentagon. interesting comparison to 9/11. why did mr. panetta choose this moment at this time to issue a warning. >> reporter: the secretary believes this is the pre-9/11 moment when it comes to potential of a cyber-terrorist attack. his real message seems to have been for iran. >> potential aggressors should be aware that the united states has the capacity to locate them, and to hold them accountable for their actions that may try to harm america. >> reporter: the pentagon is spending $3 billion a year on cybersecurity but panetta's message was really to other nations about the u.s. military's offensive capability when it comes to cyber, jenna. jenna: something really interesting happened when he gave this talk. he described previous attacks that were classified. did he say wh
site in saudi arabia. defense secretary leon panetta is warning that a future cyber attack by iran could be catastrophic. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. an attack that would paralyze and shock the nation. >> panetta says the u.s. needs to act quickly to be prepared for future cyber attacks. >>> well, this morning, the fbi is trying to track down a large amount of money stolen from an airplane that landed at philadelphia international airport. the aircraft came from dallas, but it wasn't until the cargo reached the federal reserve that officials realized that a lot of the funds were missing. the fbi says the stolen money was brand-new, $100 bills. they were not scheduled to be put into circulation until next year. certainly have a new look with them there. let's go now to your weekend weather. expect some brilliant sunshine here in new york city. which seems to contrast to this harbinger of winter. that's the 30 rock ice rink. it opened officially for the season j
of the u.s. leon panetta says there is a connection between the two and the attack, but no specifics just yet. that attack killed four americans, inclouding ambassador chris stevens. >>> thousands gathering in the streets of jordan after king abdullah ii dissolved parliament and calling for new elections. the kipg has too much power but an analyst says any change to the current system could weaken support among his base. >>> now, to syria where two major stories are developing. first, turkish soldiers responded with counterfire today when a shell from syria landed near a village. remember earlier this week five people were killed in turkey when a shell crossed the border from syria. this is the fourth day the two countries have exchanged fire. a youtube video shows rebel officers holding 48 people hostage. their lives clearly in danger. joining us now is nick payton walsh who is following this story from beirut, lebanon. nick, good morning. let's start with the story in turkey. what is being done to stop the conflict and prevent more shelling? >> well, this is actually what is so worrying
calling his response malarkey. >>> leon panetta said the u.s. could face a cyber pearl harbor. recent seib cyber attacks has b iranians for some incursions, tapping into critical u.s. infrastructure and painting a grim picture in which hackers could derail passenger trains and contaminate the water supplies of major cities. >>> investigators searching for a missing 10-year-old girl in colorado are appealing to the public for help in finding her apparent abductor. meantime today, police expect to positively identify a body found near the spot where jessica ridgeway disappeared exactly one week ago. officials say the condition of the body has delayed identification and gave no indication of its age or gender. >>> colorado movie theater shooting suspect james holmes was back in court on thursday. his attorney asked the judge to delay next month's hearing on whether holmes should stand trial until january. the defense wants more time to go through nearly 20,000 pages of evidence. holmes is charged with killing 12 people and wounding 58 others. >>> a winnier for this year's nobel peace prize th
panetta says he's not sure whether two detained men are linked to al-qaeda. he says the u.s. are investigating men who were taken into custody wednesday in connection with the attacks on the couldn't lath in libya -- consulate in libya last month. three americans died. >>> jessica ridgeway never made it to school. she left her house at 8:30 in colorado. there was a delay of several hours in reporting the girl missing. her mother sleeps during the day because she works a graveyard shift, and didn't know jest way was and -- jessica was absent until later. >> you don't know what to do. it's hard to wonder, you know, what could go on interest. >> police have asked that people stop nulling their own -- conducting their own search, because it is interfering. >>> at least one bay area flight was canceled for seat repairs. them of 48 planes had to get repairs because seats would come lose. american airlines says all seat repairs on the boeing 757 airplanes should be done by today, and it's estimated that 14,000 people were affected by the maintenance this week. >>> auction of 007
will be sentenced next week. >>> and leon panetta is not happy with the president of afghanistan, karzai says the u.s. is not doing enough to fight in pakistan, and wants the u.s. to send planes. leon panetta said that karzai should not be complaining. >> we have lost over 2,000 u.s. men and women. also lost forces there, and the afghans have lost a large number of their forces in battle. those lives were lost fighting the right enemy, not the wrong enemy. and i think it would be helpful if the president every once in a while expressed his thanks for the sacrifices that have been made by those who have fought and died for afghanistan. rather than criticizing them. >> and we'll have to see if leon panetta gets the response he is looking for from president karzai of afghanistan. so with the exception of maybe winning the election in november, september could turn out to be barack obama's best month. that is because his campaign is reporting it raised 181 million last month, that is a new report. that, plus the jobs report showing unemployment now below 8%. had the president all smiles as he rallied s
the debate matter? >>> leon panetta issues a warning about computer hackers, a scenario he describes as a possible cyber pearl harbor that could be as destructive as the 9/11 attacks. we are live at the pentagon. >>> and hello brooklyn, the legendary barbara streisand takes the stage in her hometown for the very first time. ♪ beneath the moon, the stars and under the sun ♪ >> the homecoming concert, decades in the making, friday, october 12, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012 with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, welcome to "today" on friday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, i'm savannah guthrie. what a night. where were you in the debate? >> second row of the yankee game. i went to see the yankee game, but tivoed it and watched this morning. >> with a clear cut winner and loser in this debate unclear, it was the chance for a face to face between joe biden and paul ryan, did their best to make it count. >> they clashed on a wide range of topics, everything from the econo
to avoid these cuts which defense secretary panetta said would be devastating but a law called the warren act, if you expect a mass layoff of employees you need to give them 60 days notice and one contractor co-says the uncertainty is rough. ? the frustration, we say what should we tell our people and it is akin to being in a car and, all of a sudden you find you are playing chicken and have your company in there and they are saying to you, if we go over the cliff we'll help you out, providing you don't tell the folks that they are in the car with us. >> reporter: the obama administration tells contractors they don't need to send out layoff notices days before the election, and if they get sued for ignoring the law the government will pay their expenses and lockheed martin says it will honor the request and hold off telling its worker but in a letter republican senators graham and john mccain warn 15 major defense contractors, writing, quote, it is our fear, should you rely on the guidance and fail to comply with the warren act requirements, you will be setting your company up for serious
, have wanted to get involved in the war. >> shep: we'll see who gets dragged in war. leon panetta is there still talking? >> he's in brussels meeting with his colleagues tomorrow and issued this warning overt weekend, however. >> obviously the fact that there are now exchanges of fire between these two countries raises additional concerns that this conflict could broaden. >> one of the reasons western nations have not wanted to get involved in syria despite the large number of civilian deaths is that there are hundreds of syrian militias, according to intelligence analysts and it's difficult to separate friend from foe as has become evident in dealing with a post-gadhafi regime in libya. >> shep: focus game changer in the fight against extremism in pakistan. reports of outrage across that nation after a member of the taliban shot a 14-year-old girl in the head and neck and the reason? because she supported education for women, something the taliban strongly oppose. the girl was on her way home from school as the story goes, when police say the gunman approached a crowded school bu
secretary leon panetta says the cyber threat from iran has grown and the u.s. will take action if necessary. recent cyber attack against energy companies in saudi arabia and qatar is blamed op iran for retailiation for western sanctions. >>> many lawmaker on capitol hill growing impatient with the obama administration refusal to release video of last month's deadly terror attack in libya. today one of the central players in the conflicting narrative of that event received vote of confidence. herron hacatherine herridge has. >> hillary clinton publicly defended her assertion that video started the attack. >> ambassador rice had the same information as every other official did. >> without mentioning al-qaeda by name, the suspected group behind the consulate assault, secretary clinton told the washington think tank what happens in north africa affects national security. >> last month violence revealed scrapes of extremism that threat -- strains of extremism that threaten the nation as well as the broader region and the united states. >> two sources tell fox news that security video taken by ca
secretary leon panetta warned thursday of a possible "cyber pearl harbor". he promised "decisive action" to meet any threat. russia insisted today that a syrian airliner was carrying legal cargo when it was forced to land in turkey this week. foreign minister sergei lavrov said the shipment consisted of russian radar parts, but no weapons. turkish descriptions have ranged from ammunition to missile parts that the syrian government meant to use against rebels. an outbreak of fungal meningitis has now spread to dozen u.s. states. the centers for disease control reported today that 184 cases have been confirmed, as a result of tainted steroid injections. 14 people have died. for an update, i'm joined by denise grady of "the new york times." it was just almost a week ago or a little long ter that we only had a dozen case, how is it that we have so many cases discovered so quickly? >> people are starting to have symptoms there is an incubation period for this disease. and more and more people seem to be starting to have symptoms. and the doctors are on the alert for it all the people who hav
secretary leon panetta issued a warning about cyber security in the country and warned by a "cyber pearl harbor" saying the u.s. is becoming increasingly vulnerable to foreign attackers who could disable our power grids or transportation or even our money system. >>> greene and blue attacks when individuals wearing afghan military or police uniforms turn their guns on u.s. and nato troops. fox news senior military analyst lieutenant colonel oliver north streaming live from helmund province in afghanistan. what are you seeing where you are? >> that i tow commanders say that the recent green on blue attacks have failed to drive a wedge between u.s. and afghan troops. before coming here to helmund province we went to their special police training center to see for ourselves. those are afghan special police at the nato training is center. they are hand picked police officers sent here for advanced training to master skills necessary to protect the afghan people from the taliban. training here is conducted by nato special operators and experienced american law officers. this year, 600 graduat
panetta ises a chilling warning about computer hackers. a scenario he describes as a possible cyber pearl harbor that could be as destructive as the 9/11 attacks. we're live at the pentagon. >>> and hello, brooklyn. the legendary barbra streisand takes the stage in her hometown for the very first time. ♪ beneath the moon, the stars and under the sun ♪ >> a homecoming concert decades in the making today, friday, october 12th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lawer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. what a night. where were you doing the debate? >> right there in the second row of the yankee game in the bronx. i went to see the yankee game, but i tivoed this and watched it this morning. it was different. >> well, in your event there was a clear cut winner and loser. in this debate, unclear. it was definitely the only chance for a face-to-face showdown during this election for joe
leon panetta warned the threat of a significant cyber attack against america is already here. >> the collective results of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. >> reporter: panetta warned that cyber attackers have tried to shut down america's critical infrastructure, power, water, transportation, and major financial institutions. >> such a destructive cyber terrorist attack could virtually paralyze the nation. >> reporter: while russia and china are prime suspects, for the first time, u.s. officials blame iran for the recent jump in cyber attacks. defense officials tell nbc news iran was behind a recent series of attempts to disable the websites of several major u.s. banks. those attacks failed. but another iranian cyber attack nearly shut down saudi arabia's state oil company. using a sophisticated virus called shamooon the iranians stole critical data and destroyed 30,000 computers. experts say this complex attract should be a warning to the u.s. >> we do not have the proper level of security within the financial sector, the oil and gas sector, or any of ou
panetta a few hours ago. he said the u.s. is following up on some arrests that have been made in the benghazi case. and that they are doing everything possible to go after those who were involved in the attack. and he made those comments on a plane to peru. back to you. >> strong words from senator mccain there. >> yeah. blame it on the intelligence community. all right, thanks, peter. coming up on the show. the guys from the show gold rush. discovery channel's number one show. they want you to strike it rich. stay tuned to find out how you can win $100,000 in gold. they will be on our show giving away $100,000. no joke. >> really? one mom son be the boss. he he is the ceo of the company. how does that work exactly in the two are here to share their family wisdom on building a small business and there they are. and apparently he works out. role reversal mom taking backseat to the ceo new company. how are they making small family business work in these tough economic times. >> mother and son team beat their own business infusion sciences from the ground up. good to see both of
in from the defense minister in brussels, where leon panetta is now asking for help, training security forces in afghanantan. he is explaining that the u.s. has created a disproportionate number of military training teams. he is calling on europe to pick up on the shortage. what else came out of this visit to nato? >> one of the main aims of the visit to brussels will be aligned together in the wake of all of these insider attacks. >> we have to remain committed to the principles and togetherness. we want to help afghanistan security government itself. as i said to my fellow ministers, we have come too far, far too many battles, we have spilled too much blood. not to finish the job we were all about. >> he also took the opportunity to announce a change in command. read general -- marine general job will take his place in november. he will face more in november. jon: so what are the other details? >> the war officially ended last december with more than 200 iraqis killed that month alone. a series of deadly bombings before major prison break last month that set free some of most dangero
. >>> a dire warning from defense secretary leon panetta, calling this is a pre-9/11 moment. he urged government and business leaders to beef up their defe e defenses against computer hackers. or, he says, we could face a cyber pearl harbor. he says that hackers in iran and china are becoming more sophisticated, making u.s. transportation, power and financial networks increasingly vulnerable. >>> and the first lawsuit has been filed in connection with the meningitis outbreak. blamed on contaminated steroid shots. at least 14 people have now died. 170 people have become sick in the 11 states you see highlighted. but 14,000 could still be at risk. federal and state officials in massachusetts say they lack clear authority to crack down on the pharmacy blamed for the outbreak, even though safety concerns were raised in the past. >>> and this year's nobel peace prize has been announced. and the winner is, the european union. the nobel committee praised the e.u. for six decades of advancing peace, democracy, and human rights. it does seem like an awful lot of trophy, though. >>> and finall
spending, that's another big difference. president obama has worked with secretary leon panetta to bring down defense spending over the next 10 years. governor romney has talked about reinstating that and keeping defense spending at a floor, that it would not fall below. 4% of. two big ticket items, defense spending and tax policy. they have very different views. in terms of leadership, we would have to see what kind of leadership governor romney would have in terms of working with congress, working with a potentially divided congress we have now, in trying to broker a compromise,. which would,. host: this tweet -- lisa mascaro, one of our other viewers pointed out that if eight people are hard at work having meetings talking about the fiscal cliff, what are the other 520 something members doing? what are the other members contributed to this discussion? how are they preparing for all the big questions that will come up in the next months about the fiscal future? >> people running for reelection right now, so lot of people are fighting to save their seats and others are in a safer seats
and the loss of life. an attack that would paralyze and shock the nation. >> alarming words. panetta is pushing for new legislation that would require tougher cyber protection standards for power plants and rail lines. >>> jessica ridgeway vanished one week ago on her way to school in colorado. jessica's backpack was found not far from her home. and a body was found in the area on wednesday. police have not yet made an identification. >>> up close and personal, you are looking live at the shuttle "endeavour" on the ground in los angeles. it's making its way through the streets of l.a. on its way to the science center. a lot of people get iting a loo at the massive ship, moving along at a massive 2 miles per hour. 46 hours ending tomorrow night. people in l.a. are used to strange things so maybe a space shuttle driving down the street isn't so weird after all, soledad. >> that's amazing. great, great shot. thank you for the update. >>> still ahead on "starting point" gaining international support. also gaining some enemies, too, over her fight for women's rights. we'll bring you the very latest
that american troops are on the border in case they are needed. pentagon chief leon panetta isn't ruling anything out, saying the 150 u.s. special operations troops flew to jordan to build a headquarters and begin contingent planning to keep weapons of mass destruction from being used. in the meantime, a plane carrying suspected missile parts was diverted to turkey last night, raising tensions between the two neighbors. >>> back here at home, good news for the housing market. u.s. foreclosure filings fell 12% from august to september. filings are now at a five-year low and are 15% lower than the same time last year. last month's report also marks the second consecutive monthly decline. >>> developing this morning, a new twist in that nationwide meningitis outbreak. it turns out the massachusetts- based pharmacy that made the tainted steroid linked to the outbreak was sued back in 2004 over allegations they made a tainted shot that later killed an elderly man. the pharmacy eventually settled that lawsuit. so far 12 deaths have been connected to the fungal infection. >>> it is now 8:30
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